Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Drinking Glasses



When we were at the coast last weekend, we stopped in at an antique store (this wasn't by accident, I wrote the address down so we'd be sure to find it). It was my favorite kind of antique store with lots of booths by different dealers. I find that these stores (known as antique malls) often have, by far, the best prices and the best variety to choose from.



I wasn't disappointed as I found these glass drinking glasses. They were priced at $20 for eight of them. I knew this was a good deal because I had purchased the exact same glasses several years ago - except I paid $15 for just four.



Finding them was perfect timing because recently I decided to get rid of our old drinking glasses. They were glasses from Martha Stewart's line at K-Mart, so they were pretty (and of course cheap). But I liked them, I didn't love them (sorry Martha, you know I adore you)... so why keep using them?

The vintage glasses I love. And if I love them, then why not use them every single day? Well, I know the answer to that because I have a tendency to save the things I love most for 'special occasions.'



But then you go years not using something that you love. So I decided to break from that bad habit and, that's right, make everyday a special ocassion. Sounds corny but drinking water from these glasses would seriously offer me more warm fuzzies than drinking from the safe, I only like you, not love you glasses.

And besides, I had to ask myself, what's the worst thing that could happen? They break. But there are other beautiful glasses out there...so the worst thing would that I'd have to replace them with some other beautiful glasses.

Okay I admit, the fact that I now have twelve of them, makes this a whole lot easier. I have nine up on the shelf and three down in the cupboard - for safe keeping. ; )

41 comments :

DustyLu said...

They are gorgeous I love them! Beautiful display! ~lulu

The Little Red Shop said...

Good thinking. Your new glasses are just lovely, Trina.

: )

Julie M.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Love them. Everything tastes so much better from glasses you love. I agree. Great find!
Lidy

VINTAGE said...

It's my thinking - the things I love I use. Every day!

Have a nice sunday

VINTAGE

frugal farmhouse design said...

Trina, What a great find for a great price. My Grandmother had the exact pressed glass stemware set in her china closet. I remember admiring them as a child. Thank you for bringing back that wonderful memory. All the best, Lori

Laura said...

Love your glasses! I tend to not use my special things...but I think you have the right idea...and intend to change my ways!
Have a wonderful Sunday..
Take care, Laura

Jo said...

They are lovely ~ what a fabulous find!

I've found that drinking out of a stemed glass makes any taste wonderful. I too am working up my courage to bring all my "special" items out and use them more often. They aren't doing any good wrapped and in box.

Jo

Between You and Me said...

love them. I'm a fan of only having things you L.O.V.E. in your home! Everything around you should bring inspiration...so glad that you'll be excited when drinking your water out of those new glasses!

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful glasses! I agree with you, use them. They won't give you as much pleasure just sitting on the shelf! Carla

An Urban Cottage said...

Nice glasses! I predict a homemade-lemonade-with-a-sprig-of-mint post coming up in July. And I totally agree with you about using our treasures every day. There's no better way to enjoy them!

D. Murphy said...

I just found your blog and have been reading your posts from the beginning. Love the before and after photos...amazing transformation! Also love that you don't just collect "stuff" but select things you find beautiful and enjoy them. I don't usually comment on blogs but had to tell you that yours is wonderful.

P.S. - Where did you find the white cups and saucers that are on your kitchen shelf?

Kathysue said...

Good for you!! I agree use what you love. I think anything taste better when served in a pretty dish,cup, glass etc. Enjoy each little sip they are beautiful glasses and a great deal, Kathysue

for the love of a house said...

I abide by "life is short- use your good things everyday" rule.... so good for you! Your glasses are very pretty!

Can't tell you how many times we've seen/purchased something at an estate sale and thought "that person NEVER used it- was probably saving it for a special occasion."
Lesson learned!! When they come to "my";) estate sale I want people to say "wow, she really used all her things!"
joan

frankie said...

Hi,
I have these same glasses... I have had them for about 10 years.. I kept them up for a long time, but like you, decided to use what I have instead of just looking at them.. we use them everyday.. I call them my juice glasses.. I recently found a great deal on the matching berry bowls.. 12 for $10.00.. I love them..
Hope you enjoy yours. I absolutely love mine.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Pretty & useful! That's my mantra. Use them for milk or lemonade! They are so pretty, glad you found more!!!

Paige said...

The glasses are beautiful. I agree with you that everyday is a special occasion. I collect and eat on post '86 Fiesta everyday....even the retired ones.

Paige

http://theperezfamily-dylanandpaige.blogspot.com/

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

They are beautiful. I too love those antique malls... I say use them!! I also adore your framed print...
Jennifer

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Drink away!

Beautiful things are meant to be used...beautifully!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hello D. Murphy! All white dishes, including tea cups and saucers, on our kitchen shelves are from the Martha Stewart line at Macy's department store. And they're having an amazing sale on them right now - online only I think. We love ours! Trina

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

beautiful, I love them too.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your glasses are stunning...and I agree 100%...if I waited to use my "pretty" stuff for a special occasion...chances are...they would never get used.

Windlost said...

What a find Trina!! I love them. See the new photo of hubby and Lucy made the banner. Love it. But where did you go??

xo Terri

Gail said...

They are so pretty! My new motto is "don't buy it unless you love it"...so I'm totally tracking with you. I love my new white dishes. :) Food tastes better I think too! ;0

-Gail @ the nurtured nest

Renee said...

just had to pop in with a comment and say hello. i read your blog from start to finish this weekend while sick in bed. you brought such joy to a miserable two days!

Gerry said...

Oh, I love those glasses. I grew up drinking out of some just like them. I don't know how many were in the set my mother had, but by the time I was grown she was down to only one. Iced tea was the best in that glass!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

they are beautiful! i agree, we should use our pretty things now.

A Room For Everyone said...

Beautiful glasses Trina! The shelves look wonderful. Being a cup and saucer for my tea girl, I must get my grandmother's tea cups out and use them. I've always been too scared something will happen to them..bit silly, isn't it? Rachaelx

Morning T said...

They are fabulous and what a deal! Yes, use them for your every day glasses.

Jeanneoli said...

I need new drinking glasses. The funny thing is that ours ARE the Martha Stewart ones:-) I have had a hard time finding any new ones I like. You will love using those all of the time.

Grace said...

I'm a firm believer in using what you have, whenever you want - no "special" things. So have a sip of water in your beautiful new glasses on me!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a gorgeous blog you have.. I just came across you via Judy's blog.. Verandah House

I totally agree with you .. that lovely things should be used everyday... those glasses are divine!! I just fell in love with your doggie Lucy also.. what a sweetie.. .. Julie

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

They're lovely Trina! I agree- use fabulous things every day. julesx

Low Tide High Style said...

Your glasses are beautiful, and I'm with you, use what you love instead of saving them for special occasions!

Kat :)

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

They are beautiful glasses indeed. Glad to see you chose photo #4 that was my choice!
alicia

pve design said...

No wonder I like you and your farmhouse. I find antiques, and thrift shop finds so much more special than that of the great chain counterparts. There is something special about having a sip from a special glass.
I posted your door today.
pve

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Good Morning!
I just found your blog and LOVE IT! Your style is great! So happy to have come across your site.
Have a great day,
Beth

Jenny @ Baileyandme2 said...

That was just a breath of fresh air to me. I love your simple, and gorgeous photos and thoughts. I come here to rest my soul and feast my eyes!! Use those glasses for everything-- eye candy makes anything better... Love, Jenny

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a lovely blog.
Edward sends his best regards to lovely Lucy.

Philigry said...

beautiful!

Susan said...

I grew up with glasses very similar to your "new" antiques. I loved them. As I recall, the glasses we had came with jam, jelly or peanut butter in them. That was a BIG incentive to buy that particular brand.

I love your attitude--making every day a special one. You are going to have a very happy life!

bunny, The Paris House said...

Lovely glasses, They look wonderful on your shelves. We live in a 200 year old farmhouse and have been restoring for years. Yours is absolutely divine.

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